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Police Town Hall Discussed at Meet Mack Monday Meeting

Police Town Hall Discussed at Meet Mack Monday Meeting

Below is an edited transcript by John Mack, Newtown Township Supervisor, of the July 6, 2020, “Meet Mack Monday” Zoom meeting. The focus of the meeting was police accountability and Town Hall meeting. View the video archive here.

NOTE: The Newtown Township Police Town Hall will take place LIVE on July 23, 2020, at 7 PM at the Municipal Building, 100 Municipal Drive.

Statement by Chief Hearn

"I along with my Board supervisors felt it was important that I meet face to face and reiterate that Newtown Township Police Department is here to "serve and protect" and to reassure our community of our commitment to fairness, respect, and dignity of everyone and to continue to build trust and legitimacy. Although this is not an ideal time to encourage our residents to gather together, we felt the need to reassure our residents. As stated in the press release the number of attendees will be limited to 20 residents on a first come first basis due to COVID-19 restrictions. No reservations, however, additional meetings may occur later if the interest is there. Mask coverings will be required in order for everyone's safety, and in our attempts to get people to freely open up on topics that may be discussed, it will not be televised or recorded."

What's Your Opinion?

Despite the Chief's wishes, I am in favor of this meeting being officially recorded or televised - e.g., via Facebook or Zoom - for the public record. Or, barring that, I believe anyone attending the meeting has a right to record the meeting. If "public safety" is a concern, then people making comments or asking questions at the meeting should be able to remain anonymous.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Complete my Town Hall Questionnaire and tell me. After completing the questionnaire, you will be able to see the results, but not any personally-identifiable information of respondents.

Transcript

Posted on 13 Jul 2020, 01:15 - Category: Police

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